Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a press conference on April 7, 2020. Photo: ZUMA Wire/dpa

Japan to pay firms to leave China, relocate production elsewhere as part of coronavirus stimulus

  • More than US$2 billion of the country’s record economic stimulus package will be used to help companies move production away from China
  • The move coincides with what should have been a celebration of friendlier ties between the two countries, before the pandemic struck
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a press conference on April 7, 2020. Photo: ZUMA Wire/dpa
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